This parade has always been known in East Belfast to be the best parade of the
year. It is locally looked forward to for months before hand and it proved to be
a hell of a night. Trouble in the run up to the parade in Cluan place and the Albertbridge
road always hightens the tension. The other side always seem to forget the Battle of the Somme
is about everyone who fought and died on the 1st of July 1916.
Over 40 bands and lodges taking part from far and near. The mighty Whitetrock, Pride of the Raven, Miller Memorial, Gertrude Star, Tullycarnet, Rising Sons, Whitewell Defenders, Shankill Protestant Boys, Pride of the Shore, Sons of Kai and the Rathcoole Protestant Boys are just a few to mention. Huge crowds line the route which is around 4 or 5 miles. It is indeed one of the best supported parades on the Marching scene calender. Good weather, good crowds, bands and orangemen, what else could you ask for. Thankfully the parade was trouble free once again.
Below are a selection of photographs of the band in action.